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Why are my silkie girls not laying eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bryam, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    I have 4 silkie girls that range in age from 5 months to 6 months and nobody is laying eggs! My roo is 5 months old and he is trying to jump on the girls, but he has not crowed yet.. When can I expect my girls to start laying? Any tricks? They are in a pen, but with wood chips and hay, but no laying boxes... Do they need laying boxes?

    Thank for your advice!
     
  2. dalt1001

    dalt1001 New Egg

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    I have 1 silkie rooster and 2 hens. I got them January first. They are about 8 months old,and they started laying around 5 months old,and thy done hatched about 30 eggs already. I did put laying boxes in there but they did not lay in the boxes,they started laying on the ground in a corner. But I would turn them lose for a few weeks,but lock them up at night,and feed them laying pellets.
     

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